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, michigan. massive crowds gathering at the state capitol. they're protesting the state's right to work law. the lawmakers set to cast the final votes inside that building this morning. we understand the governor is very ready to sign that into law. very controversial situation going on live in lansing. good morning, everybody, i'm martha maccallum. you are here in america's nice room. >> i'm gregg jarrett in for bill gregg: the right to work vote will mean unions will no longer force workers to pay dues. that the birthplace of the powerful united auto workers union. martha: this has huge national implications over the power of organized labor. governor rick snyder believes there will be more job. he believes the protests hurt more than they help. here he is. >> if you go forward you will create a environment involving labor issues this could rise to the lebl level where i might not keep it off my agenda. i'm not happy about being in this situation. >> he has the responsibility as our leader avoiding this kind of a cliff. it is not, it is not good enough to be for him to say liks behind us.
has declared war on you. it started in wisconsin. is spread to ohio. it has hopped up to michigan they are out to destroy working families families, and we intend to fight back. we will get into that and you bet. a lot more. let's get the latest. current news update from lisa ferguson out in los angeles. hi, lisa. good morning to you. >> hey, bill. good morning to you. good morning everyone. president obama is begin talking his fiscal cliff plans today. he will be on a conference call from the white house with a bi-partisan group of mayors and community leaders. the group will focus on how to prevent taxes from going up from middle class americans along with finding ways to grow the economy and reduce the deficit. turning to syria this morning, president obama is now stepping up pressure on bashar asaad with his official recognition of syria's opposition group. here with an interview with barbara walters. >> we have made a decision that the syrian opposition coalition is inclusive enough is reflective and representative enough of the syrian populat
about all of that and get all of latest including what's happening out in the state of michigan. but first, we take time out for today's current news update. lisa ferguson's got it out in los angeles. hi, lisa. good morning. >> hey bill. good morning everyone. americans are calling for a major overhaul of the republican party. especially when it comes to the g.o.p.'s pro rich policies. according to a new bloomberg national poll, 87% of people say it's time for some type of change. even support within the republican party is low. only 16% of g.o.p. members think their party is fine the way it is. nbc news "wall street journal" poll shows favorability is slipping. only 30% of those respondents see the party in a positive light. 45% say they don't approve. at issue here is the view of republicans as the party of the rich. voters say it is time to broaden the base and change what they value. some big topics include gay marriage immigration and abortion rights. if republicans are looking to change their stanc
. bill yes indeed. president obama in michigan, joining the fight against the right-to-work legislation. good morning everybody. it is tuesday december 11. you're watching the full-court press here on current tv and you're listening to it on your local talk radio station and on sirius x.m. this hour. welcome, welcome, welcome to the program. here we go as we tackle the issues of the day here on this tuesday, december 11. and, of course, give. >> chance to get involved in the conversation. not just to hear what's going on but to talk about what it means to you. you can follow us on twitter at bpshow and we'll read a lot of your comments on the air. you can follow us on facebook. facebook.com/billpressshow. you can give us a call at 1-866-55-press and you can join the chat room yourself and talk to other listeners and viewers to the program this morning across the nation. go to current.com. follow the click to the chat room and you are in. you're look good this morning. good to have you on board with te
. hundreds of union workers and supporters are protesting a so-called right to work bill in michigan that threatens organized labor in the state. we're live in lansing. >>> a decorated combat veteran, a young man excited about joining the military, we're remembering the navy s.e.a.l. killed while trying to rescue a fellow everyone that afghanistan. >>> plus this. >> your roof just collapsed. >> it just collapsed. >> a family is cleaning up after their ceiling collapses following a severe storm and it's all caught on camera. we'll show you more of that dramatic video, plus guns and football, after the shooting death involving a kansas city linebacker some nfl players are turning in their firearms. "newsroom" starts right now. good morning, everybody. i'm ted rowlands in for carol costello today. lansing, michigan, is the target of a protest. the republicans are trying to push through a right to work bill that could severely hurt organized labor in the state. the governor promises to sign the bill as soon as it hits his desk which could be within hours. the new legislation bars requiri
's hope so. dan lothian for us this morning at the white house. thanks, dan. >>> in michigan unions are bracing for what could be a crippling blow to organized labor. >> ho ho, right to work has got to go. >> michigan, of course, is home to the united auto workers. it is one of the most heavily unionized states in the country. now a lame duck session of the legislature is preparing to pass a sweeping new right to work bill that would severely undermine union power. cnn's alison kosik joins us live from lansing, michigan. alison, i know this was a surprise to some in michigan because governor rick snyder did a bit of an about face on this issue. >> reporter: and some are accusing the governor of really pushing this issue through the state house, and clearly they're not happy with it. you can see how unhappy those opposed to this bill are, just looking at the sheer number of demonstrators who came out last week and are expected to come out this week. thousands are expected to come out between today and tomorrow. president of one teachers union who we spoke with put it this way. she sa
. controversial right-to-work measures will soon be the law of the land in michigan. republican governor rick snider signed the law despite wide protests at the capitol. the law will make it illegal for a union employee to pay union dues as a condition of their employment. >> let's explain that. just for half a second. then we'll go on. right to work, what does it mean? people ask me, what does it mean? it means unions can force somebody to pay them if they want to get a job in the state of michigan. >> well, what it means is, if you get a job, the union extracts money from your paycheck for the dues for union dues. >> well, yeah. >> automatically. >> automatically. >> you've got no choice. oh, you want to work here? well, you've got to pay us. >> right. >> what if i don't want to pay you? what if i don't want to support the candidates you support? what if they're the antithesis of my values? too bad. and so i've never understood this. >> governor snider says it was the unions who started the fight in the first place. by trying to add collective bargaining rights in the state's constitution.
why. >>> the right to work power grab in michigan has ignited a firestorm with workers. we'll have the latest on governor rick snyder's race to the bottom. >>> and breaking news from the supreme court. there will be a decision on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage. constitutional law professor jonathan turley has all the details. good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. john boehner isn't having a lot of fun this holiday season. president obama continues his pressure campaign to pass the middle class tax cuts. the president is also taking time to be festive this holiday season. meantime, john boehner doesn't sound so merry. >> well, this isn't a progress report because there's no progress to report. when it comes to the fiscal cliff that is threatening our economy and threatening jobs, the white house has wasted another week. >> the house speaker had nothing of substance to say about this week's phone conversation with the president. >> the phone call was pleasant, but was just more of the same. the conversations that the staff had yesterday, just more
over unions and so-called right to work legislation in michigan is ultimately about one thing, republicans wanting to turn a blue state red. angry protests have accompanied the decision by the states legislature to send two bills which would weaken unions to the desk of the state's governor. that man, rick snyder, has promised to sign them perhaps by tomorrow. ironically in a building named after mitt's father, george romney, who according to buzz feed opposed right to work laws, unlike his son. but governor snyder tells an dia mitchell moments ago that this is about helping workers. >> i think it's a good thing. it's about being pro-worker. it's about giving freedom of choice to workers and secondly as was mentioned in the earlier report, it's about economic development. >> that's what we describe as a crack burger. the president stated on monday what actually will happen. >> these so-called right to work laws, they don't have to do with economics. they have everything to do with politics. what the they're really talking about is giving you the right to work for less money. >
at michigan state house. there's a vote from the house that has passed the right to work bill. want to bring in alison kosik for the latest. this is controversial, allison. how are people responding? >> reporter: there's not much response here. what's going on inside the capitol is this. two votes happening in the house, one passed as you said, 51-48. that is the public union portion of the right-to-work law. that passed the house. now with the house is going to do is vote on a senate bill on private unions and that is also expected to pass. once that does if it does, it's expected that measure will head to governor rick snider's desk where he is expected to sign it. i did talk to protesters here, i let them know that the first part did pass. one teacher i talked with who came out today said they're not listening to us standing out here. at the same time another person in favor of the measure came up to me and said, what's the latest? i said the first measure passed and she jumped up and said, yeah. you are feeling the tension start to happen here. one thing that happened 40 minutes ago a te
of the united states steps into a very intense political fight in michigan and he's definitely taking sides. we're also looking into what's behind the dramatically lower prices showing up at gas stations near you. and life-saving television. we have an amazing look at an underground tv channel run by rebel fighters in one of the most dangerous cities in the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with president obama getting into a new fight with republicans and it's a fight he may actually lose. this afternoon in detroit, the president blasted a package of anti-union bills. michigan republicans, governor, is ush pushing through his state's legislature. >> what we shouldn't do, i just got to say this, what we shouldn't be doing is trying to take away your rights to bargain for better wages and working conditions. >> even though the cheering went on for nearly half a minute, it looks like those anti-union bills may, in fact, have enough support to pass michigan's legislature, despite union threats of massive demonstrations. cnn's alison kosik is in the capital, lanc
to "america live," everyone, i'm megyn kelly. the president is in detroit, michigan, at this hour touring a daimler auto plant. the appearance is part of an attempt to pressure republicans to accept his plan to both raise taxes and add billions in new stimulus spending. but literally just a few miles away an embarrassing story is developing with a company the taxpayers put a lot of dough into. it's called a123. that's a car battery maker. they supply batteries for electric cars. that filed for bankruptcy after burning through almost $200 million of your stimulus money. here is the president praising that company in happier times. [applause] >> i am calling to congratulate a123 systems on this tremendous milestone. as you said, thanks to the recovery act, you guys are the first american factory to start high-volume production of advanced vehicle batteries. megyn: well, today we're learning that this battery company is being purchased by the chinese. that same company that burned all that stimulus money is now in the hands of the people who loaned us some of the money that the federal gover
, brooke. happening now, thousands of angry demonstrators swarm michigan state capital for a fight over labor unions. >>> here in washington, republicans turn the tables on president obama. we're going to tell you what specific information they are now demanding. >>> and who was she? you're going to find out why a century's old mystery may be closer to a solution. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." we begin with today's dramatic defeat for union workers in the industrial's heartland. this was the scene as republicans pushed through right to work bills saying that they don't have to pay union dues in in order to get a job. on lookers chanted, shame on you after the vote. this is a watershed moment because michigan is the same as countless union struggles, including this 1932 march where five people died and dozens were injured when unemployed workers were attacked by police and ford motor company security guards. after decades of gains, fewer than 12% of u.s. workers now belong to unions. in michigan, it's fewer than 18%. cnn's poppy harlow is at the state capital in lansi
, huh? angry protests and arrests in the state of michigan. have you heard about this story? traditionally dominated state aproves a law that will give workers more choice they say. [shouting] well the michigan legislature approving a right to work law that stopping unions from collecting mandatory fees from nonunion employees. now the unions see it as a clear defeat but mesh goon's governor, a republican, rick snyder, calls it a victory for workers. >> you will have people will be working right alongside of you that will not have to pay union dues if you pay union dues but will still be able to get all the benefits from being a union member. >> governor you're picking a fight with labor here. >> no. it is no the picking a fight. i figure solving this issue for union workers. they have hard-working people in michigan. this is about giving people a choice. bill: president obama repeats his opposition to the law as michigan becomes the 24th right-to-work state in america. as you see how it is spreading there in blue. steve moore, senior economics writer, "wall street journal."
in a live report. jon: fox news alert for you now. you are looking live at the shores of lake michigan just off chicago where this historic world war ii aircraft has been recovered. it has been lying on the bottom of lake michigan for the last 65 years or so. it was recently located, and it is being brought to the surface. this from illinois. this plane was part of a check out ride for a pilot learning to land on aircraft carriers, it was his third check out flight. they used to put the aircraft carriers on lake michigan for these practice tips. he was trying to take off and the engine sputtered and died, the plane went into the water, sank about 200 feet down and was lost until today. it is going to be put on display in the chicago area, and we should also note that a very generous donor is funding this recovery work. great news out of chicago. heather: it looks like it's been preserved pretty well there too. we will never forget ceremonies set to get underway in hawaii to mark japan's surprise attack on pearl harbor 71 years ago today. the attack killed more than 2400 americans and it lau
to have an armed staff member and called gun control advocates naive. michigan will not allowed concealed carry in schools or churches. governor rick snyder vetoed that bill saying public institutions need the legal authority to ban weapons from their building if they choose. on both sides of the aisle opening up the gun control debate. speaker boehner is calling for a republican discussion on guns. in a closed door meeting, he did placate conservatives saying he will not do anything major but it is time to depoliticize the gun issue. the nra is ending its silence planning to hold a major news conference on friday. later this morning, president obama will formally announce his new task force on reducing gun violence. that's led by vice president joe biden. more bill coming up after the break. stay with us. let's rock and roll. there is so much going on that every day presents another exciting issue. from financial regulation, iran getting a nuclear bomb, civil war in syria, fraud on wall street, destruction of medicare and medicaid. there are real issues
'll leave it at that. thank you. >>> well, breaking news from the state of michigan this hours a it looks like the state that is about to become a big new battleground between organized labor and the state's struggles to improve its economy. >>> plus, a controversial police tool under fire today as drivers in one city claim that those traffic cameras aimed at keeping things safe, you know the ones they send you the automatic ticket in the mail for allegedly running the red light? that they're rigged! they're rigged against you and to turn a profit for police. we'll investigate. >>> and a new report today about vogue editor-in-chief anna wintour possibly being nominated as the ambassador to the u.k. and that new reporting has sparked new questions about whether the woman infamous for being rather tough on her staff possesses the diplomatic skills to deal with our best friend over in england and international relations. former u.n. ambassador john bolton faced similar criticism when he was up for his post, and he joins us next on whether he thinks wintour, infamously portrayed loosely in th
to push through this right to work. >> this is interesting actually. michigan is a heavily unionized state so why would it be going right to work. there's enormous downward pressure on wages on american companies around the world that can make things cheaper elsewhere than here and our wages are uncompetitive in a lot of ways. in effect what people in michigan have to decide, do you want fewer jobs at higher wages or lower jomore jobs at lower w they have decided they want more jobs. >> you look at michigan and detroit, that's a pretty easy answer. >> the unemployment rate. >> the unemployment rate is horrible. detroit in 1960, i think, was one of the wealth nest city if not the wealthiest city in america and now one of the poorest. >> the fourth largest. >> this is a done deal, going through the house today, to a republican governor and says he will sign it. >> it's symbolic of two things, one, the politics of it all, what we've seen in wisconsin and elsewhere and the unpopularity of unions these days and secondly an economic phenomenon, basically a statement we want jobs and we're willin
? pull your -- [bleep ] over. alisyn: we have a crazy video clip to show you out of michigan today where a driver, frustrated by what he says is a double standard among police officers takes matters into his own hands. >> you are required by law to wear your seatbelt. put your dam seatbelt on. pull it over. pull your vehicle over, you understand me? now. who the hell do you think you are? pull your. [bleep] over. >> that is steve mclane. he feels strong about this. he's an every day sit even seven twraoeug to pul trying to pull over a detroit police officer who is not wearing his seatbelt. he snapped when the officer laughed off his request, and the officer sped away. he wants the officers to follow the same rules. he could face three months in jail for reckless driving. the citizen cop has pleaded not guilty to the charge and he has no regrets about this incident. he is due back in court next week. there are new developments in a legal challenge for george zimmerman as he takes on nbc universal. zimmerman is charged in the killing of the teenager trayvon martin earlier this year. now he
. a world war ii plane raised from the bottom of lake mesh gan. -- michigan. what is happening now new next hour. jon: mexican american singing sensation jenni rivera is confirmed dead after the plane she was using crashed in mountains in north mexico. six other were killed. they are searching for wreckage in the plane. she sold millions of records and won all kinds of awards. jenna: well a young lukemia patient is now in full remission after a experimental new treatment that some say may change the way that we treat cancer. doctors using a disabled form of hiv altered 6-year-old emma whitehead's immune cells. her parents agreeing to the procedure in a last-ditch effort to save her life. six months later apparently she is doing okay. dr. lee vinocur of lsu is with us now. let's go through this step by step, doctor. why a disabled form of hiv? >> well it is interesting. it is a form of immune therapy and hiv is a virus that invades t-cells and very frequently we use viruses as vehicles to get into cells and by using the t-cells, the t cells get targeted and engineered to kill her b-cells whi
their lives that day. >>> and in michigan, outrage over workers' rights. protesters packed into the state capital building after the republican-led legislature passed a series of right to work bills. union activists are angry at the new measures which they say weaken unions and limit workers' rights. the governors made it clear he's ready to make it law. that would make michigan, which is considered the birth place of organized labor, the 24th right to work state. >>> for a second straight day, growing outrage in egypt as protesters attacked president mohamed morsi's house. and others demonstrate in tahrir square. a live report on the protests right after this. [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus presents the cold truth. i have a cold... i took dayquil, but i still have a runny nose. [ male announcer ] truth is, dayquil doesn't work on runny noses. what? [ male announcer ] it doesn't have an antihistamine. really? [ male announcer ] really. alka-seltzer plus cold and cough fights your worst cold symptoms, plus has a fast acting antihistamine to relieve your runny nose. [ sighs ] thank yo
's plane arriving in redford, michigan. you can see the crowd awaiting his speech as well. he's there to tour the diesel plant. at the top of the hour he's expected to deliver remarks on the economy and the middle class and, of course, making his case, taking it directly to the american people about the need for 98% of americans not to get a tax increase. the top 2% is pushing in negotiations with republicans to actually have those tax cuts expire and to have those tax rates go up for the wealthiest americans. taking it directly to the people as he brings his entourage and message to detroit. >>> football, big monday morning talker, but today the world is watching a certain soccer star in barcelona. amanda davis looks at how messe is turns heads and break word roerdz. >> it's a matter of time, but me messi has done it. broken the goal scoring record that stood for four decades. he's rewriting headlines with his magical performances in front of goal, and now he's written his place firmly into the record books. he's been breaking the hearts of football fans around the world with
have got a gigantic win for america to tell you about. it happened yesterday in michigan. michigan became the 24th state to pass right to work legislation. what that means is you no longer have to join a union. you just don't have to -- you don't have to join it which is terrific, because there are a lot of people who don't want to. >> stephanie: karl? >> well you don't have to join. you get the same benefit that the union is fighting for, and you don't have to pay into it. >> stephanie: isn't that nifty. >> it's called the right to work for less state now until the voters overturn it shortly, or the 2014 elections happen whichever happen first. >> stephanie: you wait right there, governor walker and governor -- what is his name in michigan -- snyder. yeah you wait right there. karl frisch remains in the side car. seventeen minutes after the hour. kids -- at this point i have a whole archive of the times i made hannity, it is getting quite large. i would hate to lose it. >> how do you save it? >> stephanie: carbonite. >> i see. >> stephanie: i don't have time to
publication for how hard people there party. so we can evaluate, say, the relative raucousness of michigan state, but not the state of michigan. that's the intoxicating irony of this day, repeal day. that's the day prohibition ended. and the 35th state to ratify and repeal was utah. good looking out. december 5th, repeal day, is a thing. the question is, in the year 2091, will december 6th be a thing? because tomorrow is repeal day too. that story is coming up. [ laughing ] ahh, cloudy glasses. you didn't have to come over! easy. hi. cascade kitchen counselor. look! over time, cascade complete pacs fight film buildup two times better than finish quantum to help leave glasses sparkling. cascade. the clear choice. >>> sheldon adelson is both a formerly reclusive casino mogul and the newly infamous $100 million bankroller of republican campaigns and thanks to all that giving, now the world's biggest mark for hustling republican consultants. mr. adelson is the subject of a big splashy interview today with "the wall street journal" that is chock-full of surprises. exhibit a, quoting mr. adelson
to pennsylvania, as well as michigan in recent days to kind of put the pressure on republicans to come over to his side on this issue of taxes. but, of course, that continues to be the main sticking point. but if you look at the polls, including the latest nbc news/"wall street journal" poll, it shows that the majority of americans want both of these sides to compromise. if they can't, it looks like they will hold both sides accountable. that is adding to president obama's steam here. he believes he has it. >> kristen welker at the white house and mike. we're waiting for john boehner there live. >>> in political wire, a new strategy memo saying the gop has, quote, run out of persuadable white voters. for the fifth time in the past six presidential elections, republicans have lost the political vote. politico has a perspective saying i think we did a great job. unfortunately, i think the other side did a great job for four years. >>> and huffington post, is going to arrest lady gaga. why? for promoting lggt rights. weekly briefing. >> the president has not make a deal that meets those two standards
got a lot of nice, snowy pictures. yesterday, michigan got a shot of about 1 to 3 inches. my hometown of rockford, michigan, michelle is the wife of my best friend's little brother. >> wow. that's beautiful. >> isn't that pretty? that's where we ride our bikes. the sunrise in north carolina. beautiful there, from chuck there, you see the clouds just leaving. they'll have another mild day today. close to high record temps. >> a little walk down memory lane with ginger zee this morning. thank you, ginger. >>> also this morning, an update of a big story that we told you yesterday. more now on the fisherman who caught what may be a record yellow fin tuna off the coast of san diego. take a look at this beast. >> that's right, the gigantic fish weighed 459 pounds and he landed it with rod and reel. maybe the biggest yellowfin tuna ever caught. he fought the fish for two hours and was stunned by his catch. >> i thought at first it was a shark. i was shocked. i was holding back. i couldn't believe it. >> the previous record of 425 pounds was set earlier this year. lot of big fish floating aro
in michigan now too. you damn fools here is what you paid for. >> in other words turn them into mulch. >> stephanie: exactly. >> i'm going to filibuster mulch. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: sexy liberal john fugelsang he got in early so he snatched him and we'll have him all next hour as well. and of course in washington, d.c. with january 19th which john fugelsang tickets going incredibly fast. >> incredibly fast especially because now we're going to have to do 400 shows in michigan this year. some see it it could be the last chance to see aisha and hal -- >> stephanie: and chris and jim and jacki are opening the show for us. >> they are. and we're going to share one hotel room. >> we're going to share a mystery machine from scoopby do. >> stephanie: and a huge celebrity on the panel as well. >> joy behar is putting on comics for benefits. listen to this line up, stephanie and chris and jim -- >> stephanie: what? >> monday night at the 92nd street y current will be filming it and it will be joy behar, colin quinn, daryle hammond, susie essman wendy williams judy
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. >> there is also a lot of fights going on the state level. michigan's governor just veto a bill that would have expanded where people could have carried weapons. on the other hand, ohio's governor says he will sign a bill that will allow guns into the state house parking lot. are we going to see more legislation at the state level while all this plays out at the federal level? >> i do believe so. i think that's a great point. especially as congress proves increasingly ineffective at being able to pass anything. i think you'll see states taking control on things like immigration and also in wake of the tragedy, gun control. and mayor michael bloomberg has been a big advocate for gun control. and also it is not only states, but cities as well. rahm emanuel, guns are a huge issue in chicago, given the recent spike in murders there. >> we touched on this earlier in the hour, that the nra is going to be holding a news conference on friday. they did release a statement yesterday expressing shock and sadness, quote, the nra is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never hap
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what happens, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense, from td ameritrade. >>> michigan is on track right now to pass the employee rights act. >>> hi wolf and kate. here in michigan, this is the heart of organized labor in america. it's the birthplace of the united autoworkers, but the future of unions is in question at this hour. the fight over labor unions in michigan is vocal and physical. thousands of protestors stormed the capital trying to stop the right to work bills. the measures were introduced and passed in a single day, rushed through, democrats argue, calling it a subversion of the legislative process. >> it terrifies me they're trying to pass it through so quickly with no discussion, no understanding of what's important in it. >> the measured would make it illegal for unions and employers to mandate employees joining a union or pay any money to a union. >> i don't view it as anti-union. >> i was told it was anti-worker saying it gives workers less of a choice, what do you say to that? >> that is back ward, this is about being proworker. >> governor schnider'
states. host: let's get a republican voice. our next caller is calling from west bloomfield, michigan, on the republican line. good morning. caller: i would like to get your thoughts on a balanced approach and have unbiased taxation by using a flat tax. that way you can calculate the amount of taxes we need for the deficit over 10 years. another point is to control the spending on entitlements by not giving millionaires social security benefits, thereby satisfying president obama's approach. instead of doing it through taxation, he can do it through the entitlements. guest: those are both ideas that have been raised, especially the social security and medicare benefits for the wealthy and potentially might not need them to live off of. one tricky part of that is wealthier americans have been paying these taxes for decades into social security and medicare if and a lot of folks have a problem with the idea of taking away their benefits they have paid for if just because they happen to be more well off. and issued the first caller raised and something to watch is this could really sort
my colleague from the great state of michigan to join us, mr. curson is a new member, came in during a special election. welcome. delighted to have you join us. mr. curson: thank you. i agree wholeheartedly with what's been said so far and the testimony, what i really want to say -- into the mic. what i really want to say is medicare is run more efficiently than nearly any insurance company in the world. they devote less than 2% of its funding to administrative expenses, and you compare that to a private insurance company that costs up to 40% of premiums for individuals and small group plans for administration and to pay their executives six and seven-figure salaries to do the same thing that'sed a minute straighted by -- that's administered by medicare officials. and the attempts to move medicare eligibility from 65 to 67 sounds like an easy fix. well, not only, as was spoken earlier, the recipients, those people that are 64, 65, 66 going into that category are people that possibly are already struggling, lost their jobs. they need that health care. they have a pre-existing conditio
your vote or tweet it to us. see what people are saying about yesterday's cut gut check about michigan's right-to-work law you a subject of the an editorial in the "detroit free press" say thank says unions need to be reminded what life was like without them and unions built the middle class. we asked you, do you think unions helped grow the middle class? 92% of you said yes. 8% said no. that does it for this edition of "news nation." thanks for hanging with us. i'm tamron hall. we will be back here tomorrow. "the cycle" is up next. spoke a language all its own with unitedhealthcare, i got help that fit my life. information on my phone. connection to doctors who get where i'm from. and tools to estimate what my care may cost. so i never missed a beat. we're more than 78,000 people looking out for more than 70 million americans. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. oh, let me guess --ou see this? more washington gridlock. no, it's worse -- look, our taxes are about to go up. not the taxes on our dividends though, right? that's a big part of our retirement. oh, no, it's dividends,
wisconsin is really starting to take the brunt of this and beginning to snow hard now in northern michigan. we'll pick up an additional six to ten inches in northern michigan and wisconsin. but it's the winds that are making it very difficult for the plows to keep up with. we have winds gusting from wichita to des moines, above 40 miles per hour this morning. so travel in the midwest, very dangerous. and i'll continue to give you any updates here on "morning joe." when i hear more information of the mobile area in alabama, possibly struck by a tornado within the last half hour. you're watching "morning joe." we're brewed by starbucks. this family used capital one venture miles to come home for the holidays. that's double miles you can actually use... sadly, their brother's white christmas just got "blacked out." [ brother ] but it's the family party! really jingles your bells, doesn't it? my gift to you! the capital one venture card! for any flight, any time! that's double miles you can actually use! how illuminating. what's in your wallet? let me guess, am i on the naughty list again? ho
peanut butter. >>> welcome back. new this morning, michigan is now one step closer to becoming a right to work state. yesterday, the state house and senate approved bills limiting unions from collecting fees from nonunion workers. the bill has caused an uproar with union workers who say union rights are now at risk. the battle between labor and business could hit the auto industry especially hard. the governor says the bill promotes worker equality. equal >>> more protests developing in egypt today and those protests are threatening to divide the nation. thousands are still protesting against the newly elected president. mohammed morsi went on tv saying he is open to dialogue and wants to meet the opposition tomorrow. they say the speech served no purpose. president obama called morsi last night to express his teen concern about the violence. >>> in the neighboring gaza strip, a historic leader by the leader of hamas. he will visit the palestinian territory for the first time in 45 years today. his visit is a sign of increasing boldness by the islamic militant group that is designated
. >>> there may be new hope for a deal to prevent the so-called fiscal cliff. president obama went to michigan today to promote his plan to raise taxes on the top 2% of income earners. a gruing number of republicans say they may be willing to accept tax rate hikes on the rich as long as they gain ground on entitlements. >>> well, the holiday rush is on, folks, fedex says today will be the bus just day of the shipping year, and it could be one of the busiest days ever. >> jay gray took a tour of fedex's world headquarters earlier today and join us live from mississippi with a look at the behind the scenes situation, a look at how the packages get from here to there. >> reporter: hey there, fedex facilities across the nation, including this one in mississippi n. constant motion, moving 19 million packages at a rate of 200 per second. the holiday rush is ramping up at fedex today. >> we've been planning for this day since the day after christmas last year, literally planning for this day since then. >> now it's here, the busiest day in fedex history, 19 million packages passing through the system
article that spoke about the wrecking crew. when you wreck the whole state of michigan, and the jobs go down to the south. the south feels very happy about getting all the jobs, but michigan goes through maybe 25 or 30 years of dismantling. that's why we have all the programs trying to save people's skin and life and nourishment. the constitution says to promote the general welfare. host: i apologize. we have to keep moving. this in the new york times -- carl in west virginia, republican line. you are on the washington journal. good morning. caller: good morning. i watched your show every morning and sometimes i get a big laugh out of you guys. if you read every article with something negative about the republican party. you have straw men set up. first you blamed george bush for four more years. now you are blaming grover norquist. he is the bogeyman of the democrats now. in order for a republican to get back in power, we are going to have to infiltrate the news media and we are going to have to infiltrate the educational system, because our kids are absolutely being indoctrinated in o
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